School Spending

Free and reduced-price meal designations are inaccurate indicators of family income.

A Poor Poverty Measure

To identify children in need, look beyond free lunch data

The Rising Cost of Teachers’ Health Care

Insurance costs for teachers are 26 percent higher than they are for private-sector professionals

Lost Opportunities

Lawmakers threaten D.C. scholarships despite evidence of benefits

Teacher Retirement Benefits

Even in economically tough times, costs are higher than ever.

Golden Handcuffs

Teachers who change jobs or move pay a high price

Charter Politics

Why some places have more students in charter schools and others have fewer


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